WI VC Investment: Down (& Out?) in Q3 ’13

The venture capital investment numbers are out for the Q3 2013 (courtesy of NVCA & PwC). I am usually not particularly interested in the quarterly fluctuations but the Wisconsin numbers caught my eye, particularly relative to the national data. National VC Environment The national data across industries puts investment from Q1 to Q3 in 2013 at $20.7B, which compares favorably

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Engineering Capital Flow: Thoughts on Wisconsin & Beyond

Late last month there was a formal announcement of a new $30 million information technology venture capital fund in the state of Wisconsin called 4490 Ventures. The fund is the creation of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB) and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). The fund will be seed stage, investing $0.5 to

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